Ancient Couple Remains Together

These remains of a man and a woman were found at the Chapel of St Morrell, a 14th-century pilgrimage site in Hallaton, by archeologists from the University of Leicester.

The university's Vicki Score told MailOnline : "We've seen similar skeletons before from Leicester where a couple have been buried together."
University of Leicester Archaeological Services
“The main thing is why were they buried up there? There is a perfectly good church in Hallaton. Was it a special place?”
The pair are believed to be of a similar age.
The pair are believed to be of a similar age.
University of Leicester Archaeological Services
According to the Leicester Mercury, the couple aren’t the only discovery the team of volunteers digging the site have made. Tiles from a Roman building have been found underneath the chapel.
“It shows this ground has been used as a special sort of place by people for at least 2,000 years.”
Score told the paper: "It shows this ground has been used as a special sort of place by people for at least 2,000 years."
University of Leicester Archaeological Services
There is a gap in the archeologists’ knowledge of what happened between the Roman and medieval periods.

“We are missing about 500 years. We don’t know what happened here during that time.”